Advanced solar technologies

A lot still needs to be done to make the most of the sun as a resource. Solar panel efficiency must continue to increase. And production and purchase costs must be reduced. To achieve this, we work with manufacturers on materials, technologies, and innovations. Examples are silicon PV, thin-film perovskite, and tandems.

Solar technology: opportunities and challenges

TNO is innovating in order to make solar energy affordable and available to all.

Our latest developments

11 resultaten, getoond 6 t/m 10

Solar cells for extreme conditions in aerospace applications

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TNO is working with various partners on highly innovative concepts for aerospace applications. Read more.

Solar technology: opportunities and challenges

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Article
Together with manufacturers, we’re working on solar technology to make the most of the sun as an energy source. Find out about our activities.

New silicon solar cells

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The most widely used technology for solar panels is crystalline silicon. More than half of all solar panels worldwide contain TNO technology.

Solar energy: limits to yield extended further

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7 February 2022

Solar energy is developing at lightning speed. The increase in efficiency is, amongst others, causing a cost reduction. TNO researchers, Eindhoven University of Technology and Delft University of Technology broke two world records on next generation so-called four terminal tandem devices (stack of two solar cells / sub-cells resulting in a better utilization of the energy in the solar spectrum).

Launch of study on new flexible solar energy systems for offshore application

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29 November 2021
TNO launches research into new flexible solar energy systems on water. For the pilot, solar panels have been installed in the Oostvoornse Meer.